The Best Ski Resorts in Canada
The Best Ski Resorts In Canada undoubtedly make it one of the world's top ski destinations. With spectacular mountain scenery, excellent snow conditions, spacious, perfectly groomed pistes and one thing visitors can always rely on is pure powder snow.
In fact Fernie, in British Columbia, gets so much snow it boasts about having no artificial snow making facilities. That's for the simple reason that it doesn't need any.
Although Western Canada's resorts have virtually guaranteed snow, it can rain in resorts or suffer from bitterly cold temperatures; -30°C in Banff/Lake Louise is not uncommon.
The Canadians are very friendly and will make you feel very welcome. Another positive aspect about ski holidays in Canada is that it's slightly cheaper compared to skiing in the USA.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, home of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains lies amid the impressive west coast mountains of British Columbia, just 75 miles north of Vancouver. The ski resort covers over 8000 acres, has a vertical drop of 1.6km and miles of long linked trails, wide open bowls, tree runs, cliffs, chutes, glaciers, moguls and terrain parks.
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Lake Louise and Banff Ski Resort
The Big 3 Ski Area is situated in the majestic Banff National Park and is surrounded by a panorama of breath taking peaks. It includes: Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Banff Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village.
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Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie is one of these rare resorts that truly suits all levels, and its compact size lends itself particularly well to families. It has a good beginner area at the base, and plenty of tree skiing for all standards.
However the real action is found in five deep powder bowls that stand side by side beneath the 2000m peaks of Elephant Head, Polar Peak, and Grizzly Peak. These provide an astonishing variety of terrain that will an strong intermediate or advanced skier happy for a whole season.
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